Participatory Development of Climate-Friendly Products

Recent approaches to innovation research describe the role of customers in the innovation process as essential. Their importance is especially emphasised in the context of sustainable product design. Based on case studies of examples of methods and/or projects of consumer involvement, we developed a series of workshops that will be held with a company including members of the company and consumers in 2005. The presentation comprises of the theoretic and methodological background and the experiences of the first workshop. It gives a preliminary appraisal of the developed approach and its suitability in the context of product development.



Citation:

Eva Heiskanen, Ilpo Koskinen, and Petteri Repo (2005) ,"Participatory Development of Climate-Friendly Products", in E - European Advances in Consumer Research Volume 7, eds. Karin M. Ekstrom and Helene Brembeck, Goteborg, Sweden : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 237-243.

Authors

Eva Heiskanen, National Consumer Research Centre
Ilpo Koskinen, University of Art and Design
Petteri Repo, National Consumer Research Centre



Volume

E - European Advances in Consumer Research Volume 7 | 2005



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